MARCH 27, 1926
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 81 years ago:
Arrival of Reredos cancels special services
Workmen from the Gorham studio, New York, arrived yesterday, and the Italian marble Reredos to be erected in the sanctuary of St. Paul's Episcopal church arrived by freight today. It was shipped from New York a week ago.
The wormen started today preparing the space for the erection of the Reredos; it weighs ten thousand pounds and will be built inn by the artisans, who are experts from Italy. It is hoped it will be entirely complete in time Easter. Because of the building, the Rev. Mr. Gross has cancelled all Holy Week service at St. Paul's . Every effort is to be made to have the church in readiness for Easter Sunday. He asks that members of his parish join with other churches throughout the city in the special services incident to Holy Week, laying particular stress upon the noon-day services which start Monday at 11:45 a.m. at the Moose theatre, under the auspices of the affiliated churches.
The Reredos is the gift to St. Paul's of mrs Edmund G. Gardiner in memory of her husband. It will be one of the handsomest in the diocese outside the cathedral.
New London is confident state will pick them
New London confidently expects a decision the first of the week in the location of the new proposed $3,000,000 home for Feeble Minded; and is most hopeful of their site being the one selected.
It is said, semi-officially, that the contest has narrowed down to four sites, Ravenna, Spencer, Apple Creek and New London. Unbiased observers are a unit in declaring New London's proposition by far the best to the state in all ways. As the result of a general petition signed by every businessman in New London this last week, Messrs. F.A. Knapp of Bellevue, W.R. Pruner and R.C. Snyder of Norwalk; and C.V. White and Charles McClave of new London have consented to served as a special committee to formally present the New London claims of supremacy to the various state boards having the matter in hand and have already taken the matter up with the advisory board.
200 scouts gather at bank for magazines
More than 200 Boy Scouts and scout eligibles stormed the Huron County Bank this morning in a body to receive their subscriptions to the Boy Scout Magazine, "Boy's Life," a three-month subscription to which has been presented to every one of the lads by the bank. It was a great gatherng of Young America, and Photographer Bateham was called in and took a group picture of the boys, each one with a copy of the magazine in his hand. Scout Master Bucher was over from Sandusky to take charge of the gathering. It was a happy bunch.
City high cagers win 38-8 in final contest
Displaying the brand of basketball that proved a sensational feature of the Class A regional tourney at Tiffin recently, Norwalk High School ended its season Friday night on community high court by defeating St. Paul's High 38 to 8.
It is true that St. Paul's High was handicapped by the loss of its star veteran forward, Krupp, who is on the sick list, but it is doubtful if any outfit in this neck of the woods could have withstood such a cyclonic attack as was launched by Norwalk high. At the half Norwalk led 21-4.
Friday night was period of delight for radio fans
Radio broadcasting stations from all over the United States were tuned in with ease here last night. Static was light and Los Angeles, Denver and Cuba came in with unusual volume. One local dial twister was able to log 59 stations and as high as 28 was tuned in, in less than one minute using only one hand. A record hard to beat.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok